The Effects of Thermal Stratification on Flow Past an Infinite Vertical Plate in Presence of Chemical Reaction
This study examines how thermal stratification affect the movement of a fluid in presence of first order chemical reaction past an infinite vertical plate. To solve the non-dimensional governing equations in closed form for Pr = 1, the Laplace’s transform system is applied. Significant findings resulting from stratification are compared to the case of no stratification. The effects of many parameters, including S, K, Gr, Gc, Sc and time on velocity, temperature, concentration, skin friction, Nusselt number, and Sherwood number are explored and graphically displayed. It is shown that the steady state is attained at shorter times as a result of the application of stratification on the flow.
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